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  • Perspectives V21No3 HIV Stigma

    Perspectives: HIV Stigma Today

    HIV/AIDS is one of the most stigmatized illnesses in recent history. The intensity and prevalence of negative beliefs, attitudes, and actions toward HIV-positive people have made HIV unique, shaping responses to the epidemic from the individual to public policy level. Although the expressions of HIV-related …

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    Remembering Gerry Beaulieu

    This summer, AHP lost an important member of our community. Long time volunteer Gerry “Ger” Beaulieu passed away on Wednesday July 10 at Zen Hospice in San Francisco. For the past six years, Ger had co-facilitated an ongoing support group for people living with HIV. He …

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    Events & Services: Partners Testing Together at AHP

    You’ve been seeing someone new for a month. You really think he’s someone you could have a future with. In the past, if you met a guy you liked, you would make sure he had tested recently, and each of you would go get a …

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  • Marla

    Marla’s Story

    In 1988, Marla gave friends a ride to AHP so they could get tested for HIV. On a whim, as she waited for her friends, Marla decided to get tested too. Two weeks later, she learned she tested positive. She was shocked. Over the next …

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    C O N N E C T I O N S

    A Summer To Love Two important victories for the LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS communities have given all of us a lot to celebrate this summer. First, the Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 took big steps towards removing institutional barriers to equality for LGBTQ people. …

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  • Perspec Supp V32 Hep C

    Perspectives: Rapid Hep C Testing

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States. Approximately 3.2 million Americans, including an estimated half million people in California, are living with chronic hepatitis C infection. Chronic HCV infection can lead to liver disease, liver cancer, and …

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